SHIP Funds
The State Housing Initiatives Partnership program, or SHIP, serves low- and moderate-income families.  Its primary purpose is to make housing affordable.  Florida Housing administers the program in Florida and issues grants to 67 counties and 52 Community Development Block Grant entitlement cities in the state.  Local governments use these funds to create programs that reduce housing costs, keep rent prices low, and assist people with home purchases and repairs. 

The Family Success Administration Division received the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) funds through the Broward County Housing Finance and Community Redevelopment Division to provide financial assistance to Broward County residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to help pay rent, homeowners association, utilities and/or related late fees.

SHIP Funds Provide Rental Assistance

Has the COVID-19 emergency affected your household stability? 
Are you having trouble paying your rent?

You may qualify for rental assistance if COVID-19 has impacted your ability to pay your rent. 

  • First Come, First Served
  • You must reside in eligible cities within Broward County. (See list below)
  • You must have lost your job or had a reduction of employment
  • You must meet household income guidelines
  • You must complete on line orientation at:
Applicants must provide the following documents: 

  • Picture Identification
  • Lease or Rental Agreement
  • Proof of income prior to loss of income
  • Document from landlord that tenant is behind in rent
  • W-9 completed by the landlord
  • Additional documents may be required
For more information contact centers within your area:
Northwest Family Success Center: (954) 357-5000 / Coral Springs
North Family Success Center:  (954) 357-5340 / Pompano Beach
South Regional Family Success Center: (954) 357-5650 / Carver Ranches
Central Family Success Center: (954) 357-5001 / Fort Lauderdale 

Eligible Municipalities for Broward County SHIP Funding*

Applicants are required to be a resident of one of the listed municipalities to be eligible to receive rental assistance from the SHIP program.   

Coconut Creek
​​Lazy Lake Village
Sea Ranch Lakes
Cooper City
​Lighthouse Point
​Southwest Ranches
​Dania Beach 
Hallandale Beach
North Lauderdale
​West Park
​Hillsboro Beach
​Oakland Park
Wilton Manors
Lauderdale-By-The Sea
Lauderdale Lakes 
Pembroke Park

*Cities not listed have similar sources of funding and residents should contact those cities.

Entitlement Cities Telephone Numbers
​Coral Springs
​City of Coral Springs
​(954) 344-1114
​Town of Davie
​Community Development Office
Housing Dept.
​(954) 797-1173
​Deerfield Beach
​Deerfield Beach Housing Authority
​(954) 428-0678 Ext. 113
​Fort Lauderdale
​Community Development Office
​(954) 828-4513
​Community Development Office
​(954) 921-3271
​Community Development Office
​(954) 730-3041
Community Development
​(954) 602-3265
​Pembroke Pines
​Community Redevelopment Associates of
Florida, Inc.
​(954) 431-7866
​Community Development
​(954) 797-2622
​Pompano Beach
​Community Development
​(954) 786-4659
​Planning & Development Department
​(954) 572-2315
​Community Development
​(954) 597-3530

*Broward County Housing Finance & Community Redevelopment Division